Mediation and Arbitration
Before a family resorts to the court system, it should consider mediating your family law problem. I am an accredited mediator and can help your family settle its dispute before things get costly and out of control.
For example: In a recent divorce case, the parties were in substantial agreement on the child custody and access issues – but were nowhere near an agreement on spousal support or equalization. I encouraged the parties to mediate the child issues to clarify any uncertainty. Once the child issues were addressed, the parties moved to court to resolve the more challenging matters. Within a short period of time, the remaining issues were settled to the client’s satisfaction.
There are cases where mediation only goes so far and you need someone to settle the dispute between the parties. In these cases I can act as an arbirator. This is often a quicker and more effective way to settle your dispute once mediation has failed. As an arbitrator, I make the decision. Once I have gained a familiarity of you and your family’s dynamics in mediation, it is much quicker to enter into an arbitration process so your family can move on from the dispute.